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The drug regulatory authority is recalling heart medication that could cause cancer

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan has stopped nine companies from producing and distributing a drug used to control blood pressure and prevent heart failure because it may cause cancer. The authority says the drug, valsartan, has chemicals that may cause cancer and has also recalled it from markets. The move comes after the United…

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July 15, 2018

 

Eat fish twice a week for healthy heart: Experts

Consuming fish which are high in Omega-3 fatty acids twice a week can help reduce the risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrest and ischemic stroke, said a new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association. The experts recommends eating two 3.5-ounce servings of non-fried fish, or about three-fourth cup of flaked fish…

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May 18, 2018

 

Anushka’s reaction after husband scores century will melt your heart

NEWS DESK: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli tied the knot after dating for over four years in Italy last year. The couple invited close friends and family for the private ceremony. Anushka and Virat flew to Finland for their honeymoon after their wedding, post which she accompanied him to South Africa where he will be…

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February 2, 2018

 

Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

NEWS DESK: Fewer women who suffer a heart attack would die if they were given the same treatments as men, a new study found, reported BBC. Researchers analysed the outcomes of 180,368 Swedish patients who suffered a heart attack over a 10-year period. They found women were three times more likely to die than men…

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January 8, 2018

 

Brain dead Indian youth’s heart now beats in a woman

AHMEDABAD: The heart of a 20-year-old brain dead youth from Ahmedabad was transplanted on Tuesday in a 42-year-old woman from Surat in a private hospital of Ahmedabad, reported Times of India. The 20-year-old youth, Kushal Goswami, a resident of Kubernagar area in the city, had sustained severe brain injuries in a road accident on Saturday….

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October 4, 2017

 

World Heart Day 2017–Important facts related to the organ

On the occasion of the World Heart Day 2017 it is imperative that each and every one of us takes a minute to consider whether or not we are taking ample care of our heart.  Arguably the most important organ of the human body, the heart pumps blood which is used by cells and organs….

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September 29, 2017

 

Hitting the snooze button is harming your heart and nervous system

NEWS DESK: Hitting the snooze button repeatedly inflicts “cardiovascular assault” on the body and abuses your nervous system, a neuroscientist has warned, reported The Independent. Professor Matthew Walker, who teaches at the University of California’s Centre for Human Sleep Science, has issued a slew of advice for people who struggle nodding off, as it’s revealed…

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September 13, 2017

 

Pakistani baby with rare heart disease treated at India’s Noida

ISLAMABAD: A team of doctors at Noida (India) gave a new lease of life to a three-year-old Pakistani child who was suffering from a rare heart disease, found in one among 200,000 children. According to a Health News Channel, Mohammad Bilal was suffering from Uhl’s anomaly. The muscles on the right chamber of his heart…

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August 5, 2017

 

Aspirin increases bleeding risk in older stroke patients: study

Long-term, daily use of aspirin to prevent blood clots in very elderly patients leads to an increased risk of serious or fatal internal bleeding, researchers said Wednesday. Heartburn medication would allows people 75 years and older to keep the preventative benefits of aspirin while avoiding its dangerous side-effects, they reported in the medical journal The…

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June 14, 2017

 

Study shows the way stress may harm your heart

PARIS: Scientists said Thursday they may have uncovered a biological explanation for the long suspected link between stress and heart disease. People with a highly active amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress processing — also have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, the researchers revealed. A hard-working amygdala was…

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January 12, 2017

 

Air pollution can affect blood pressure: study

PARIS: Long-term exposure to urban air pollution incrementally increases the risk of high blood pressure, according to a study released Tuesday of more than 41,000 European city-dwellers. Constant noise pollution — especially traffic — also boosts the likelihood of hypertension, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal. High blood pressure is the most important risk…

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October 25, 2016

 

Statins’ benefits outweigh side-effects: science review

PARIS: The heart-protecting benefits of anti-cholesterol statins far outnumber the side-effects, a scientific review said Friday blaming shoddy research for scaring people and putting lives at risk. Much of the evidence for statins’ bad rap came from trials whose very design did not allow them to draw any conclusions, said the authors of the review…

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September 10, 2016

 

PM Nawaz flies to London for medical treatment

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew to London for a second round of heart treatment during his four-day visit, Samaa reported Sunday. According to officials, the PM will undergo medical checkup and several tests relating to heart problem. “The PM will have no engagements other than his medical checkup. He will fly back home on…

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May 22, 2016

 

Broken hearts at higher risk of failing

PARIS: The death of a life partner may trigger an irregular heartbeat, itself potentially life-threatening, said new research Wednesday into the risk of dying from a broken heart. A trawl of data on nearly a million Danes showed an elevated risk, lasting about a year, of developing a heart flutter. Under-60’s whose partners died unexpectedly…

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April 6, 2016

 

Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

MIAMI: Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday. The findings were contained in two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago. The first focused on depression, a known risk factor for heart attack, stroke and even death….

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April 3, 2016

 

Happiness can break your heart: doctors

PARIS: Joyful events — the birth of a child, a big win by your team — can trigger a dangerous condition called the “broken heart syndrome”, doctors and researchers reported Thursday. Takotsubo syndrome, as it is also known, involves the sudden weakening of heart muscles, causing the left ventricle — the chamber which pushes oxygen-rich…

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March 3, 2016

 

Red meat linked to increased stroke risk

NEW YORK: Red meat – but not other types of protein – is linked to an increased stroke risk, and the odds go up the more meat people eat, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on about 11,000 middle-aged people who didn’t have other risk factors for strokes such as diabetes or heart disease,…

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November 26, 2015

 

Really? Seems Pluto has a heart

MIAMI: There's a near-perfect heart shape on Pluto's rusty red surface. The dwarf planet is dotted with bright points which may be ice caps, and a mysterious dark shape nicknamed “The Whale.”  Scientists are seeing all this for the first time as a piano-sized NASA spacecraft, called New Horizons, hurtles toward the distant celestial body…

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July 13, 2015

 

Lifestyle factors can halve heart failure risk

WASHINGTON: Older people who walk briskly, are moderately active in their free time, drink moderately, don’t smoke and avoid obesity may be half as likely to develop heart failure as people who don't engage in these healthy habits, a new study suggests. Based on the findings, optimizing a few healthy lifestyle factors can cut heart…

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July 7, 2015

 

Fasting is good for heart

ISLAMABAD: A recent UAE study spearheaded by the lead cardiologist at American Hospital Dubai revealed that fasting during Ramazan could reduce the risk of heart disease. Last year's study saw 37 adult volunteers participating, with positive changes in cholesterol levels indicating a healthier heart at the end of the research. During the month-long Ramazan fast,…

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July 2, 2015

 

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

PARIS: New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday. Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled out questionnaires about their lifestyle, and had their health monitored for more than 11 years. Their average daily…

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June 15, 2015

 
 
 
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